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Old 04-30-2012, 12:00 PM   #1
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LXer: Google designed Street View Wi-Fi slurp FIVE YEARS AGO

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Wheels fall off 'one rogue engineer' claimGoogle knew its Street View cars were slurping personal data from private Wi-Fi routers for three years before the story broke in April 2010.

Old 04-30-2012, 03:15 PM   #2
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"Google argued that the interception of payload data from unsecured wireless networks does not breach the Wiretap Act. The eavesdropping was not necessarily unlawful, the FCC accepts, and could not find evidence that Google had used the stored data illegally."

If you are stupid enough to run unsecured wi-fi I don't think you have an "expectation of privacy".

The cover-up was stupid on Google's part.

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